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Power BI Blog: Datamarts – Part 8

12 January 2023

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Power BI blog series.  This week, we will look at creating reports using the data in a datamart.


Datamarts are self-service analytics solutions, enabling users to store and explore data that is loaded in a fully managed database.  Since datamarts are usually a subset of the full database, teams may be given access to the information they require only, enabling them to share relevant data and insights within those teams.

Last week, we looked at creating queries using our datamart.  This week, we’ll show how to create reports.

Power BI automatically produces datasets for use in downstream reporting when datamarts are established.  Reports may be created from these automatically created datasets.  To create a report, within the appropriate workspace, select the ellipsis icon next to the datamart.  In the menu that appears, choose ‘Create report’.

This feature allows us to create report in the same way that we would from Power BI Desktop.  We can drag and drop measures and fields to create charts, matrices and cards and create interesting content from the datamart by using the associated dataset.

Check back next week for more Power BI tips and tricks!